How I manage my money, credit cards and debt can be a regular source of worry and shame. In fact, a recent CreditCards.com survey revealed that women worry more about money than men and lose more sleep over concerns such…
Women have gained a lot of financial freedom over the last century. Thanks to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act passed by Congress 40 years ago, we can now hold our own credit cards, manage investment accounts and demand equal pay for equal work. In short, women have the power to be completely financially independent, if we so choose.
Thanks to Money Talks for selecting our blog on why women may be charged more than men for credit card interest rates for this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance.
It’s interesting to me that women who are hard-working and financially responsible are some of the best potential mates, but some men seem to have trouble getting serious with women who make more or have better careers. Come on, guys — let’s celebrate the ladies instead of being scared of them! Who cares if you have credit card debt or are still in the early stages of your career. We can love you just as much anyway. I should know; my husband is in law school!
Read on for my list of my favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week.
International Women’s Day was actually on Tuesday, but I think this day that recognizes women should be celebrated all week. What started in 1900s in the United States now celebrates ladies worldwide and aims to build a world more bright and equal for women.
I definitely think that the world needs more strong female leaders who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. In 2009, a Harvard study found that only 1.5 percent of CEOs at leading companies are women. There has never been a female president or vice president in the United States, and we only recently had our first female Speaker of the House.
Many women seem to similarly shy away from leadership roles. Some of us don’t feel confident enough to stand up to powerful men, or we worry that it means sacrificing having a family. I’m very self-conscious about my math skills (or the lack thereof), which definitely has the potential to hold me back if I just let metrics-savvy men deal with the numbers. My goal? Brush up on my math skills and become more confident with numbers so that I may be a leader someday. And my personal finances will be much better for it!
If you’re looking to improve your finances, read on for my roundup of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week!